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Chapter 46.55 RCW

TOWING AND IMPOUNDMENT

RCW Sections

46.55.010Definitions.
TOW TRUCK OPERATORS -- REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
46.55.020Registration required -- Penalty.
46.55.025Registration or insurance required -- Penalty.
46.55.030Application -- Contents, bond, insurance, fee, certificate.
46.55.035Prohibited acts -- Penalty.
46.55.037Compensation for private impounds.
46.55.040Permit required -- Inspections of equipment and facilities.
46.55.050Classification of trucks -- Marking requirements -- Time and place of inspection -- Penalty.
46.55.060Business location -- Requirements.
46.55.063Fees, schedules, contracts, invoices.
IMPOUNDING UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLES
46.55.070Posting requirements -- Exception.
46.55.075Law enforcement impound -- Required form, procedures.
46.55.080Law enforcement impound, private impound -- Master log -- Certain associations restricted.
46.55.085Law enforcement impound -- Unauthorized vehicle in right-of-way.
46.55.090Storage, return requirements -- Personal property -- Combination endorsement for tow truck drivers -- Viewing impounded vehicle.
46.55.100Impound notice -- Abandoned vehicle report -- Owner information, liability -- Disposition report.
46.55.105Responsibility of registered owner.
46.55.110Notice to legal and registered owners.
46.55.113Removal by police officer -- Definition.
46.55.115State patrol -- Appointment of towing operators -- Lien for costs -- Appeal.
46.55.117Impounds under RCW 64.44.050.
46.55.118Rate, fee limitations for certain private impounds.
REDEMPTION RIGHTS AND HEARING PROCEDURES
46.55.120Redemption of vehicles -- Sale of unredeemed property -- Improper impoundment.
46.55.130Notice requirements -- Public auction -- Accumulation of storage charges.
46.55.140Operator's lien, deficiency claim, liability.
RECORDS, INSPECTIONS, AND ENFORCEMENT
46.55.150Vehicle transaction file.
46.55.160Availability of records, equipment, and facilities for audit and inspection.
46.55.170Complaints, where forwarded.
46.55.180Presiding officer at licensing hearing.
46.55.190Rules.
46.55.200Penalties for certain acts or omissions.
46.55.210Cease and desist order.
46.55.220Refusal to issue license, grounds for.
JUNK VEHICLE DISPOSITION
46.55.230Junk vehicles -- Removal, disposal, sale -- Penalties -- Cleanup restitution payment.
LOCAL REGULATION
46.55.240Local ordinances -- Requirements.
VEHICLE IMMOBILIZATION
46.55.300Vehicle immobilization.
IMPOUNDMENT AFTER ARREST FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
46.55.350Findings -- Intent.
46.55.360Impoundment, when required -- Law enforcement powers, duties, and liability immunity -- Redemption, when, by whom -- Operator liability immunity -- Definition.
46.55.370Law enforcement liability immunity -- Reasonable suspicion.
MISCELLANEOUS
46.55.900Severability -- 1985 c 377.
46.55.901Headings not part of law -- 1985 c 377.
46.55.902Effective date -- 1985 c 377.
46.55.910Chapter not applicable to certain activities of department of transportation.

Notes:

Removal of unattended vehicle from highway: RCW 46.61.590.

Riding in towed vehicles: RCW 46.61.625.

Safety chains for towing: RCW 46.37.495.